Mass exodus from ‘Mad Max violence’ in Venezuela
Mass exodus from ‘Mad Max violence’ in Venezuela: Thousands flee across bridge to Colombia amid desperate hunger and soaring crime following economic crisis By KEIRAN SOUTHERN FOR MAILONLINE
TDC Note – WOW! Even as much as we have reported on what’s happening in Venezuela it just seems to get worse and worse everyday and now the collapse seems to be taking on a life of it’s own. Everyday the deterioration grows by many multiples – the linear “rot” is over and now the tidal wave of human suffering is gathering momentum. The scenes we have shown over the past couple of days look like something out of a movie but it is real life and the people just want a chance, an opportunity.
- Thousands of desperate Venezuelans are trying to enter Colombia through the border crossing of Cucuta
- They are fleeing hunger, inflation and the political crisis threatening to engulf the South American country
- Colombia – along with neighbour Brazil – has sent extra soldiers to patrol their porous border with Venezuela
- The crisis shows no sign of easing and Colombian lawmakers are beginning to tighten their border controls
Thousands of desperate Venezuelans are trying to enter Colombia in a bid to escape the hunger and soaring crime rate caused by the spiralling economic crisis.
Incredible pictures show the mass exodus of refugees crossing the Simon Bolivar international bridge trying to flee the political crisis threatening to engulf Venezuela.
Colombia – along with its neighbour Brazil – has sent extra soldiers to patrol their porous border with the country after officially taking in more than half a million migrants over the last six months of 2017.
The country is also tightening its border controls in a bid to stem the flow.
The dire economic conditions have led to lawlessness in parts of Venezuela’s capital Caracas, with truck drivers subjected to ‘Mad Max’ violence as looters target heavy goods vehicles carrying food.